Our adoption journey started out like everyone else’s. We got a Home Study. This is where a social worker from your state collects lots of information on you and the family to make sure you are suitable to be adoptive parents. You get finger printed, background checked, fire inspected, medically certified, and personally interviewed to make sure you are on the up and up. Since we were new at the experience, it took us a while to pull everything together but, eventually, we passed with flying colors. That was two and a half years ago (this is what our English teachers called foreshadowing).
Two weeks ago we received some good news/bad news from our adoption agency. The good news was that India was looking at our file! That means we are heading into the final phase of our adoption. We couldn’t be happier about this information. The bad news was that they had decided that our home study was too old. We needed to redo the whole thing.
There are no words to express how frustrating this is. But we know from experience that anything worth doing has its share of setbacks. We have jumped back into the process of getting a home study with more experience and it has been moving along much faster this time around. We will get the last of the needed papers late this week or early next. Our biggest holdup is the price tag that came along with the updated study. It is expensive and we don’t have the money. We are asking for prayer that God would faithfully provide once again. Hopefully, that will put us back on track come October. Thanks so much for remembering us in your prayers! We will update as soon as we know what’s gonna happen next.